In the fight against climate change, reducing emissions by saving energy is an important measure in the industry. By determining the "climate-relevant footprint" of the company, we have been helping to establish the climate balance at all production sites around the world since 2010. With our forests in Brazil, we are one of the few companies in our sector to achieve climate-neutral status with our own forests.
Corporate carbon footprint
We are making a positive contribution to climate protection with the forests planted in Brazil over three decades ago. The pine trees and the approximately one third of the forests that are left untouched remove CO2 from the atmosphere as they grow and bind the carbon. A scientific study carried out by TÜV Rheinland® in 2012 confirmed that the Faber-Castell forests in Prata are helping to reduce greenhouse gases with over 900,000 t CO2 equivalents. They therefore bind significantly more CO2 than the company emits annually on a global level.
In the field of geoscience, the term CO2 reservoir refers to a reservoir, which absorbs carbon either intermittently or permanently and stores it in the biomass, thereby helping to combat global warming.